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Author Topic: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec  (Read 960 times)

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Offline norman warbreck

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Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« on: August 06, 2009, 03:58:27 PM »
a lond time ago i saw a suncatcher on the Cd and then i found this one just yesterday and thought ...Yes...its that one....but sadly not....and ideas who would have made this one.
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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 04:31:59 PM »
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Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
Why?
Sorry, Norman, but there are many other glass making countries, and designers, and the Czech Republic (the former Czechoslovakia) is not a prime candidate for manufacture, nor Brabec, for the design of such items. Did you czech the size on CD?

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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 06:51:28 PM »
Did you czech the size on CD?

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Is this - rather nice ! - suncather pressed, cast or etched ?

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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 07:17:46 AM »
definitely not etched-...looks pressed to me...how would i tell if it was cast ?
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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 07:36:19 AM »
It will be hand-pressed - a gob of glass will have been poured on to a marver and then pressed into with a patterned mould. Not unlike cutting cookies.

The design rather reminds me of suncatchers produced by Walther Kristall during the 1980s-90s - but it would be hard to tell for sure without a label.

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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 09:42:06 AM »
thanks for that.....well now that i have looked up cast glass process....it seems like it could be cast as the decoration is raised....so probably a lost wax process.

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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 09:56:49 AM »
The lost-wax process is only used for one-off items, NOT for something like this.

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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 12:58:10 PM »
The fact that the design is off-centred on the suncatcher indicates that it was hand-pressed rather than cast.

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Re: Suncatcher....reminds me of Jiri Brabec
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 03:40:23 PM »
thank u so much for all the information....just been looking at examples of lost wax process...and this is definetly not that....so i have learnt something by simply looking and also help from the board...so its as i had first thought that benn pressed glass...
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norman

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